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Here is where we will be out and about at Shows, Talks and Workshops in the year ahead.

The talks are booked by specific groups but you don't need to be a member to attend, as visitors are always welcome for a small contribution. Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to book us or if you need any more details. A description of all the talks we offer are here.

28 Jun 2019 to 29 Jun 2019: Woolfest
Show
Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ.
Fri 28 Jun 2019 to Sat 29 Jun 2019

Woolfest - The British Wool Festival, Cockermouth, CumbriaWe're back at this wonderful Summer Show in the heart of Cumbria!

Lots more details on the Woolfest website

 

2 Jul 2019: Soroptomists
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
The Moat House, Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, Stafford ST17 0RJ
Tue 2 Jul 2019, 7.45 pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

13 Jul 2019: Shire Quilters
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
The Unitarian Church Hall, 116, Holyhead Road, Coventry CV1 3AE
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 2 pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

10 Aug 2019: Weavers Spinners and Dyers Summerschool Market
Show
Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR
Sat 10 Aug 2019, 10 - 4

Every two years the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers puts on a week long Summerschool of wonderful courses for its members. They get booked up very quickly!

Very often we get invited to their end of week marketplace when friends and Guild members and members of the public are invited to visit and look at the amazing work which has been achieved.

We are looking forward to another visit with an appropriate stock - this time to York.

7 Sep 2019: World Textile Day East
Show
Mundford Village Hall, St Leonard's Street, Mundford, near Thetford. IP26 5DW
Sat 7 Sep 2019, 10 am - 4.30 pm

Our theme for 2019 is "Inspired To Create" and we will be having a series of guest artists at World Textile Days with us. 

All of our guest artists have been inspired to creativity by their travels and their contacts with textiles and textile makers from around the world.

In Norfolk our guest artist is our very own Magie Relph, textile artist, teacher and quilter who will be talking about how her years of travel in Africa have inspired her own work.

Magie will be speaking at 11 am. As usual our talks only cost £3 per ticket (and are available on the day)

We'll have a short 30 minute talk in the afternoon (details on the day!) and a session of "Wear and Tell" - your chance to wear something interesting from somewhere around the world and tell us about it!

Tea, coffee and cakes available at the venue.

Plenty of free parking and delicious lunches available nearby.

Come and join us at our very popular Show in Norfolk.

 

28 Sep 2019: World Textile Day North
Show
Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN
Sat 28 Sep 2019, 10 am - 4.30 pm

Our theme for 2019 is "Inspired To Create" and we will be having a series of guest artists at World Textile Days with us. 

All of our guest artists have been inspired to creativity by their travels and their contacts with textiles and textile makers from around the world. In Cheshire, we have Janice Gunner, an award winning textile artist, author and teacher who specialises in indigo, shibori and quilt making. Janice has taken tours to study shibori in Japan.

Janice will be speaking at 11 am. As usual our talks only cost £3 per ticket (and are available on the day)

We'll have a short 30 minute talk in the afternoon (details on the day!) and a session of "Wear and Tell" - your chance to wear something interesting from somewhere around the world and tell us about it!

Tea, coffee and cakes available at the venue.

The Braid Society wil be demonstarting and exhbiting too

Good free parking at the Community Centre and delicious lunches available in nearby Frodsham.

Come and join us at  Frodsham again, and meet up with textile loving friends from around the area.

5 Oct 2019: World Textile Day West
Show
Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford Bristol BS31 3BY
Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10 am - 4.30 pm

Our theme for 2019 is "Inspired To Create" and we will be having a series of guest artists at World Textile Days with us. 

All of our guest artists have been inspired to creativity by their travels and their contacts with textiles and textile makers from around the world. In Bristol our guest artist is Isabella Whitworth an award winning textile artist, teacher and expert in natural dyes who will be talking about how her travels in serach of beautiful natural dyed textiles have inspired her work.

Isabella will be speaking at 11 am. As usual our talks only cost £3 per ticket (and are available on the day)

We'll have a short 30 minute talk in the afternoon (details on the day!) and a session of "Wear and Tell" - your chance to wear something interesting from somewhere around the world and tell us about it!

Free parking at Saltford Hall.

Delicious food will be available, served up by the Saltford Community Association.

Saltford is very easy to get to by public transport too, it's on the bus route between Bath and Bristol

28 Mar 2020: World Textile Day Wales
Show
The Minerva Centre, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes,
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 10 - 4.30

Watch This Space for more details!